Fri. Oct. 22, 2021

Serious Intention – Serious (Pow Wow Records)

Classics: Serious Intention – Serious (Pow Wow Records)

What a better choice than this aptly titled gem to welcome the progressive return to our editorial activities?!? Time to get… ‘Serious’ with some vibes to feed your appetite after this 10 weeks hiatus which has seen us rebuilding our home…

This specific choice brings us back to 1986 with Serious Intention‘s follow up to ‘You Don’t Know’, and probably their biggest classic ever. A follow-up in all senses of the term with almost the same personal at the command. From lead singer Anthony Malloy (Visual, Anthony & The Camp) to producer Paul Simpson. To its sound itself, blending dub effects with an infectious synth line over a rumbling bassline with, as a result, a impression of syncopation.
Mind you, this cut was nothing but showcasing the ongoing mutation process of the NYC club production on its way to soon after embrace House Music. A cut which Larry Levan heavily championed at the Paradise Garage back then…

Strange as to how all the records Anthony Malloy has been involved in have had a real impact on the scene back in the day. From Visual‘s classic ‘Music Got Me’ which he recorded along with producer Boyd Jarvis. To Anthony & The Camp‘s memorable ‘What I Like’. Not to mention Serious Intention.
You would have had to be living in the surroundings of the group to know about the identity of their members though, to the exception of lead singer Anthony Malloy. A fortet, they dropped 5 singles, although they never had the chance to release an album. Making their debut back in 1984 with the memorable ‘You Don’t Know’. They most likely stand as the missing link between Disco and House, just like their producer, Paul Simpson.
RBMA has perfectly recaptured this mutation process in a subject dedicated to the birth of House Music in NYC.

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